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Six Issues That Are Agenda 21

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Every day, in meetings at all levels of government, representatives of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), planning groups, and federal agents surround elected representatives and insist that their policies have nothing to do with international agendas. They regularly publish reports and rail against anyone even mentioning the names Agenda 21 or the new Agenda 2030. “No, no, no,” they insist. “Those people are just crazy conspiracy theorists. Ours is just a local plan for our community.”

Elected Representatives are often confused. Issues and policies suddenly appear in front of them with sample, ready-made legislation. And then the unending pressure begins for them to pass it. There is confusion, uncertainty and there is the herd mentality to pass legislation. And it’s passed without knowledge of its origins, its purpose, and especially a lack of understanding of its consequences. “Just do it,” goes the mantra.

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Arne Has Left the Building

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by Phyllis Schlafly, CEO & Founder of Eagle Forum, 01/05/16 –

On the last day of 2015, the longest serving member of President Obama’s Cabinet, Arne Duncan, quietly stepped down from his official position as what the Washington Post called “the most powerful education secretary in U.S. history.” The federal government now provides about 10 percent of the money spent on public schools, and Duncan used that money, to an extent like never before, to impose his will on local schools.

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Social Studies Materials Near Final Vote

text booksTexans for Superior Education, by Frank Mayo, 11/16/14 –

The midterm election was a great step forward for the most part. Most levels of government are now substantially more motivated to listen to conservative ideas and principles.

Unfortunately the State Board of Education (SBOE) ended up with the same basic balance with the progressives maintaining a small but important majority. That means we must be very active telling them what makes good sense. We will have to work diligently to get favorable results.

This week the SBOE will have their final meeting on materials for review this year. These include social studies, math and the arts. Of those the social studies materials are by far the most problematic. The errors and biases in these materials are typical of the political correctness pushed by the progressive mindset in CSCOPE and Common Core. That is not surprising since these publishers would like to sell Texas the same textbooks that they expect to sell the states that have bought into Common Core to get a payoff by the federal Department of Education.

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Poll: Teachers, Public Sour on Common Core Education Standards

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From The Daily Signal, by Kelsey Harkness , August 19, 2014   

Public support for the national education standards known as Common Core is falling, though a slight majority remains in favor, a new poll finds.  Less than half of teachers surveyed back Common Core, however.

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Common Core Becomes a Nightmare

Americans are waking up to how bad Common Core really is for education, but its nightmare does not go away quickly. Liberal education bureaucrats (“educrats”) are now trying to enforce Common Core through the courts, with one lawsuit already filed in Oklahoma and another likely in Louisiana.

Gates Advocates Hitting the Brakes on Consequences Associated with Common Core

From The Daily Signal, by Brittany Corona, 06/13/14 –

Even Bill Gates is starting to have second thoughts about the consequences associated with Common Core.

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Bill Gates (Photo: Thomas Hawk/Flickr)

On Tuesday, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation— the second-largest financial backer of Common Core after the federal government— issued a letter calling for a two-year delay of the full implementation of Common Core, which is set to take effect this 2014-15 school year.

In the letter, Vicki Phillips, the director of education for the Gates Foundation, writes:

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Why are the cops punishing Common Core opponents?

From The Daily Caller, by Robby Suave, 04/22/14 –

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A school district asked the police to prohibit certain students from setting foot on school property because their parents had privacy concerns about Common Core-aligned standardized testing, and wished to opt their kids out.

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Welcome to Texas!

By Suzanne Van Hecke, 04/18/14 –

common coreWe live in liberal MN and are relocating to the area.

I assumed TX was a conservative state and therefore would be safe wherever we chose to live. I just researched that TX doesn’t use Common Core but critics say Cscope is just TX’s version of it. Can anyone tell me if Weatherford or Aledo ISDs use Common Core or Cscope?

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What Obama Wants for Your Children and Grandchildren

 Heritage_logo-2Heritage.org, by , August 14, 2013 – Proud parents and grandparents are sharing photos of their kids’ first day of school. And as students head back, many states are pushing back—telling the Obama Administration that its federal education plan isn’t right for their students.

Anyone who has taught in a classroom knows how different children are from school to school—even from class to class. Teachers understand that the content, methods, and evaluations they use will differ depending on the makeup of the class. A teacher might teach her 9:40 a.m. Algebra II class differently than her 1:40 p.m. Algebra II class. And she’ll make that decision based on the pace of her students and their comprehension levels. Kids have different needs and dreams.